With minimal guidance, the principal engineer schedules and leads a team through the planning and execution of a project. This includes constructing detailed, accurate project schedules, interfacing with development groups and technical support groups;
The Principal R&D Engineer devises new approaches to complex problems through adaptations and modifications of standard technical principles;
The Principal R&D Engineer is able to prioritize multiple tasks;
The Principal R&D Engineer supervises/coordinates a Snr Engineer/Engineer and/or technicians on assigned work;
In order to keep up to date with procedures relating to product development the Principal R&D Engineer shall be expected to develop new products or sustain the existing product portfolio;
The Principal R&D Engineer shall ensure that the right choices are being made with regards to material choice, overall set design and supplier selection within the Baxter operation;
The Principal R&D Engineer shall be knowledgeable of various manufacturing processes such as: assembly, extrusion and moulding;
The Principal R&D Engineer shall work towards meeting the intended use of the product in the various countries of sales, as applicable to the project s/he is leading;
The Principal R&D Engineer shall work towards developing/sustaining a product in accordance with Baxter’s defined Quality and Regulatory standards;
The Principal R&D Engineer shall be responsible for finalizing any reports/presentations related to his projects and any other necessary reports as the need arises;
The Principal R&D Engineer will be responsible for the development and guidance through projects of R&D personnel;
The Principal R&D Engineer will also be responsible for the assignment of project activities within his/her project team, in order to meet committed milestones and project objectives;
The Principal R&D Engineer shall assist in the following aspects wherever transfer of equipment or processes takes place:
Preparation of feasibility studies and design reviews;
Identification and co-ordination of any necessary modifications;
Validation of components transferred from other Baxter plants;
Installation and validation of moulding equipment transferred from other Baxter plants;
Technical Management, Project Management and Leadership;
Design Verification and Validation are to be carried out in accordance with ISO Standards, CE Norms, country specific norms and Baxter’s Quality Manual;
Design Verification Testing is to be planned/executed based upon knowledge of materials, fluid dynamics and correct usage/applicability of available equipment.
The principal engineer should be able to work with the Project Management Office (PMO), to plan out resources, budget, timelines throughout the project development lifecycle;
The principal engineer should be able to present the work achieved by his/her team to different stakeholders (as applicable);
The principal engineer should design with manufacturability in mind; leading his/her team through various development activities that would eventually allow a smooth design transfer to manufacturing.
Who should apply?
Candidates who possess the following:
Bachelors of Engineering;
5 - 8 years related experience in (Technical Management, Project Management and/or Leadership roles).